Ukrainian man, 34, dies of COVID-19; 38th such fatality in Singapore

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The windows of wards are seen with the sign of  Singapore General Hospital on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 in Singapore.  The top public hospital in Singapore said Tuesday that four of its patients died after a new renal ward was hit by an outbreak of hepatitis C, likely from intravenous treatment. (AP Photo/Joseph Nair)
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SINGAPORE — A 34-year-old man from Ukraine died of COVID-19 infection in Singapore on Sunday (1 August), the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Monday.

The man was the youngest person to have died of COVID-19 in Singapore to date. He was the 38th fatality from the infection here.

In its daily COVID-19 report, MOH said the man was an imported case and was completely unvaccinated. He was a sea crew who arrived in Singapore on board a vessel on 29 July.

He had developed a fever, cough and lethargy on 25 July, and subsequently breathlessness on 31 July. He was conveyed from the vessel to Singapore General Hospital on Sunday, and was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on the same day.

On Monday, MOH reported 111 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, taking the country's total case count to 65,213.

There are 106 new locally transmitted infections, of whom 25 are unlinked. The ministry did not provide a breakdown of how many of them are in the community or are dormitory residents. The remain five cases were imported. 

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